The reduction in central government funding, the changing regulatory environment, growing requirements to integrate public services and opportunities to collaborate with private sector providers are only some of the challenges our public sector clients face. BDO is committed to providing up-to-date advice for our public sector clients as they navigate uncertain times and challenges.
Our Public Sector team provides assurance (via internal audit and external audit teams), consulting, infrastructure advisory, tax, forensic, counter fraud and other related services to NHS, central government and local government organisations.
We are passionate about building strong relationships with clients and delivering insights that are tailored to their needs. In our public sector work, this often means working with our clients to develop and build capacity so that the impact of our services continues beyond the end of our engagement.
Our partners have a long track record of working with public sector clients and leading industry associations such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), NHS England and regional Local Government Heads of Internal Audit Groups. They regularly contribute to public debate on issues affecting the sector and host and present on topical issues.
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Public Sector External audit
Our public sector external audit team works with our public sector clients to deliver financial statements that maximise value for taxpayers. Our focus on is technical excellence and on identifying risks.
In 2017, we became part of a select number of firms to earn a place on the Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) framework for the provision of external audit for local government, police and other principal bodies. We look forward to delivering high quality audits that deliver value for our public sector clients including those in the NHS.
Public Sector Internal audit
Our Public Sector Internal audit service minimises operational risk and promotes good governance. This service can be co-sourced or fully outsourced. All staff are members of their relevant chartered body (CII, ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA) as well as having specialist qualifications such as CISA.
We present clear findings and practical recommendations for our clients. We are proud of the excellent feedback and high levels of client satisfaction from our public sector internal audit clients.
Public Sector Consulting
Our Public Sector Consulting specialists work predominantly with NHS clients being challenged to transform their organisations and their services. Our team helps clients achieve a step change in operational and financial performance and better patient outcomes.
Our tax team have assisted public sector clients with advice in a number of areas including VAT planning initiatives, community infrastructure levy and the use of IR35 contractors. The savings that we have helped clients achieve mean they have more funds for their core services.
In addition to indirect tax specialists, we offer the full range of tax services to support our public sector clients considering mergers, financing options and innovative delivery models.